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I completely agree with you. Technology advancement is our future and is in fact inevitable, so we should embrace it. Yes there are some unknown effects to genetically altering a lot of tings, yet scientists still do it.September 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm in reply to: AquaAdvantage vs. Salmo domesticus and genetic modification #195768
You make a good point about the problems that can arise with AquaAdvantage, but there can also be some good that arises with a well operated salmon farm. The suggestion in the book about polyculture farms could definitely have major benefits to the farming industry. But yes, it could lead to dangerous outcomes.September 4, 2019 at 6:40 pm in reply to: Rise of Salmo Domesticus and the decline of Wild Chinook #195676
You raise a good point, I hadn’t thought of the idea of the “competition” for food. To take food from the ocean for farmed fish is taking it from salmon themselves, but isn’t that what fishermen are already doing? Herring season is huge, there are boats everywhere trying to catch as many herring as possible, but herring is also a food source for salmon. I can see how this is a problem, and it’s interesting to think about especially because the though never crossed my mind.
I agree with the fact that farmed fish can cause problems if or when they escape into the wild. However, I struggle to see how they can be classified as genetically modified salmon. Yes they are raised from egg to adult and then sold from that point. But at what point in the process are they being genetically modified?
Over-harvesting is a good point. I witnessed this firsthand over the summer when I learned about how well the commercial fishermen in our town were doing. They really struggled and didn’t quite get the amount of fish they wanted, most likely due to over-fishing in previous years.